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Moonshine has stepped into the light as a darling ingredient of mixologists south—and north—of the Mason-Dixon. Even the big chains have dared to dip into the hooch, with Joe’s Crab Shack introducing three moonshine cocktails to its restaurant menu for fall. But now some operators are thinking outside the jug and incorporating moonshine into sweet and savory dishes on the menu.

Coca-Cola Teriyaki Moonshine Marinated Chicken; $N/A

Lagnaippe, Nica’s Cajun Kitchen
Kansas City, Mo.
Poche Pork (apple moonshine smoked pork shoulder); $20.95

Los Angeles
Moonshine and Caramel Corn ice cream; $4 (scoop), $9 (pint)

Park Grill
Gatlinburg, Tenn.
Hickory Grilled Moonshine Chicken Sandwich with grilled pineapple and peppercorn mayonnaise; $9.99

Red Truck Bakery & Market
Warrenton, Va.
Double-chocolate Moonshine Cake; $N/A (slice), $24 (whole)

New Orleans
Roasted Beet Salad with petite greens, butternut squash, housemade cheese, Tabasco pecans, crispy country ham, and apple-moonshine vinaigrette; $12

Scratch Kitchen
Norman, Okla.
Moonshine Apple Pie, chilled with bourbon caramel sauce; $6

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